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I'm stranded on the interstate and I need a new ignition switch,how can I get it cranked with the switch out to get me to the nearest auto parts store,its a 2003 Tahoe

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People get the ignition switch confused with the key tumbler. If your key is not turning, it would be the tumbler. The actual switch is either built inthe column or on top of the column just under the dash. If your key is turning to the on position you could jimmy the starter at the S and I terminal and make the starter crank up, but if you ignition switch is bad it might not be switching to the on position. I hope you get it properly diagnosed by a qualified individual and not a guessing individual. There so many other things that need to be checked to eliminate guess work.

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SOURCE: My 1999 nissan altima won't start, no crank,not

If you look under the hood, there is a starter relay that might be the problem - but more common than that, - Do you have an alarm system of anykind? If so, It sounds alot like that is the problem, and they are notorious for causing "no start" problems as such - Unfortunatey, the wiring for these (even to just remove one) can be rather involved (as they often cut the starter wire to install an interrupt) so you may have to take it to an auto electric shop, or one that specializes in alarm systems - Also, dealers sometimes install special "electronic lot key systems" in all of their new cars, requiring that the "electronic key" must be present in the vehicle (along with the correct physical key) in order for it to start - I'd check for one of those systems as well - Hope that helps...

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SOURCE: Replaced ignition switch 2003 chevy impala and car will not start

After you replace the ignition switch turn the key to start the car and release leave the key were it stops after trying to start wait 10 minutes until security light goes out turn key to full off position then repeat the above procedure two more times for a total of three on the 3rd attempt to start car wait for light to go out then turn key to full off positoion wait 10 seconds then try to start car body control module should learn new pass code and the car should start.
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SOURCE: I have a 2003 chevy tahoe 71 with 97,000 miles,that cranks won't

place fuel pressure gauge on fuel rail at designated location and chek press. this will eliminate f p , also check relay and fuses labeled "crank " let me know

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SOURCE: key wont turn on ignition switch on a 2003 tahoe

oh man, have you tried turn the steering wheel to release tension on the ignition lock at the same time you open the ign??????? other than that either the plunggers inside are broken or your key is bent or bent. good luck

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

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